Miami Theatre wins two certificates of meritJan 20, 2010
Miami University Theatre received two certificates of merit at the 2010 Region 3 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in Saginaw, Mich.
The spring 2009 production of Charles Mee’s “Hotel Cassiopeia” won the first Certificate of Merit for the quality of its ensemble performance. “Hotel Cassiopeia” was a Second Stage production directed by Miami theatre graduate student Adron Farris.
The fall 2009 production of “Down in Mississippi” was recognized for its lobby display. The play, written by Carlyle Brown, is about three college students who gathered in 1964 at the Western College for Women before traveling to Mississippi to join the civil rights movement.
Students included on the Certificate of Merit were Audree Riddle, Stephen Buchanan, Tanisha Charles, Chamere Poole, Abigail Hils, Jon Kovach, Marie Maloney, Philip Sanders, Chelsea Fought, Sarah Harden, Laurel Roether, Anna Turner, Heather Weaver, Jessica Winters, Tatyana White, Katie Stankiewicz and Tyler Reamy.
An external respondent who attends the production makes the recommendation for a Certificate of Merit. They are awarded for extraordinary achievement in any component of the production.
KCACTF, which was started in 1969, is a national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities across the nation. It has been a catalyst in improving the quality of college theater.